jueves, 15 de marzo de 2018

Reseña: Bloodshot Salvation Vol. 1: The Book of Revenge

Bloodshot Salvation Vol. 1: The Book of Revenge 


Jeff Lemire

128 pages
Expected publication: April 3rd 2018 by Valiant Entertainment, LLC

ISBN: 1682152553 (ISBN13: 9781682152553)

Edition Language: English
BLURB: From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins here as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he'd earn: a family.But when a hateful secret from his true love's past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear... His sacrifice will be her salvation.
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future... in the form of the couple's unborn child. But when Magic's estranged family - a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals - re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare...
Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot's daughter has inherited her father's incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers... and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America...

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My bookshelves: netgalley-arcs, graphic-novel, comics, adventure-and-action, bloody-and-gory, nanotech, superheroes-and-supervillains,

Great teaser for the rest of the story.

This is the trope of 'killing machine let his past behind and goes to live a happy simple life with woman and baby' ... except then makes a very bad decision and all goes to hell.

Bloodshot aka Ray Garrison is living in Minessota with his love, Magic, and a baby girl, Jessie. All is well, until a overheard phone call send him in a hunt seeking revenge. Ray was/is a supersoldier proyect with nanites in him that gives him almost imparable regenerative status and speed , was used as assasin wiping his mind (imagine that! cough).

While Ray is hunting old demons and making said big mistake (you know, breaking promises - baaad) , an old organization is rising again, OMEN, looking for using the nanite proyect with a srly creepy chief aboard.

martes, 13 de marzo de 2018

Reseña: A Calf Named Brian Higgins: An Adventure in Rural Kenya

 +Digital ARC gently provided by Netgalley and publishers in exchange for honest review+

A Calf Named Brian Higgins 


Kristen Ball

272 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2018 by One Elm Books, an imprint of Red Chair Press
ISBN: 1947159003 (ISBN13: 9781947159006)
Edition Language: English
 BLURB: Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school.
Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah becomes frustrated and wants to help, but when poverty threatens the lives of people she loves, all she wants to do is go home. This story is an adventure of discovery.

My rating: 3.5 nyoyo stars

When Uncle Brian , her favorite uncle, invited Hannah to Kenya to meet his friends invested in humanitarian goals and the school in Sauri, she is not specially thrilled at first but despite no water, no much food choices and the gross incoveniences she discover cheerful people and a place in her heart.

When you lived harsh conditions day-by-day -even for few weeks- is totally another matter. Water and food are grossly underestimated for granted for most of the kids, until is not.

martes, 6 de marzo de 2018

Reseña: Runaways: Pride & Joy

Runaways: Pride & Joy 


Brian K. Vaughan

144 pages
Published January 14th 2009 by Marvel (first published December 6th 2006)
ISBN; 0785135588 (ISBN13: 9780785135586)
Edition Language:English

BLURB: At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil ... but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico - whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives - vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.
Collecting Runaways #1-6.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not for me.

Teen angst fantasy of children vs parents.


El otro dia por casualidad vi los primeros capitulos de la serie Marvel Runaways, y recordé que habia visto un review de los comics, asi que decidi ver de que se trataba. Bueno, no me impresionó, para nada. De hecho, la forma en que se enfocó la serie es mucho mejor que la manera en que la trama se presenta, totalmente desenfocada y descontinuada.

La historia en si es 'simpática'. Unos chicos adolescentes y una preadolescente con edades entre los 16 y 11 años se reunen una vez al año cuando sus padres , que a primera vista se ven muy disimilares, se juntan para reunir fondos para caridad. En ningun momento se menciona que los chicos sean amigos, ellos ni siquiera quieren estar ahi, y de aburridos deciden espiar a sus padres y ven algo inesperado que cambia su vida.

lunes, 5 de marzo de 2018

Reseñ: Saga 49 (single issue)

Saga #49 (single issue)


Brian K. Vaughan

40 pages
Published February 28th 2018 by Image
Edition Language : English

My bookshelves:  graphic-novel, space-opera, ciencia-ficcion, married-plus-kid, adult-mature

 My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Love Robot+Petri. But i see some deep s** happening if those brilliant idea of his is on.

Hazel deserves a new personality and lot of spanking. This character is so annoyig that i don't get why all the trouble the parents are living for her, just let her die.

Those seekers of revenge -imaginary or not- uf. Still a bit puzzle for the survival of The Will.

domingo, 4 de marzo de 2018

Reseña: Monstress #14 (single issue)

Monstress #14 


Marjorie M. Liu

Sana Takeda (Art)

 30 pages
Published February 21st 2018 by Image
Edition Language: English

BLURB: Maika’s careless actions endanger an entire city—elsewhere, the Mother Superior and her allies begin to plot—and Kippa receives some life-changing information.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The amazing art is back!

Maika or better said Zinn make a deal.

Complicated situation for Maika. And Zinn is giving more 'independence' , for lack of better words.

And a young fox seems to be at door of a revelation. To tell the truth, I'm starting to feel more and more suspicious of Kippa. Maybe is just me.

sábado, 3 de marzo de 2018

Reseña: Monstress #13 (single issue)

Monstress #13


Marjorie M. Liu

Sana Takeda (Art)

38 pages
Published January 24th 2018 by Image
ASIN: B076J1Z7B8
Edition Language: English
BLURB: Hugo Award-winning MONSTRESS returns with a new arc and an oversized issue! Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life…is to make friends?

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Shhh... me think the Cumaean forces managed to kidnap our dearest Sana Takeda because ... I found some of the art wanting!! :wails: Some panels seems really like drawn by another person! :in denial: I'm baffled, people. I don't know if is some kind of experiment but no, just no.

This is the new arc of one of my favorite fantasy series in graphic format. After the revelations of the last volume, I was expecting some hints about Maika's progenitor - silly me. 

Well, Maika arrives to some new location -a refugee camp near Pontus, and spies descend upon the little group. Family, friends/frenemies(?) and enemies, all look now for Zinn her and apparently know more about her than Maika herself.

sábado, 24 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: My Sweet Folly

My Sweet Folly 


Laura Kinsale

 400 pages
(first published 1997)
ISBN: 0425209792 (ISBN13: 9780425209790)
Edition Language:English

Literary Awards RITA Award by Romance Writers of America Nominee for Long Historical Romance (1998)
 BLURB: After years of innocent correspondence with her husband's cousin, Folie Hamilton had him pictured in her mind as a heroic soldier. But when he returns to London after her husband's death, Folie meets a man on the edge of madness-who both frightens and fascinates her.

My rating: 3.8

She could hardly remember the unhappy girl she must have been, to develop such a passion for a man who was no more than ink upon paper.

Lo que comienza como un intercambio postal entre Folie Hamilton y Robert Cambourne, primo de su esposo, mientras este esta en la India en 1800s se convierte en una amistad con los años y luego en algo más. Sin embargo, al quedar ella viuda siete años después, él corta abruptamente la correspondencia. Años más tarde, Folie tiene 30 años , su hijastra esta en edad de presentarse en sociedad para buscar marido, y Robert es ahora su tutor legal.

La correspondencia entre ambos es una delicia.

El encuentro cara a cara entre ambos protagonistas pasa a convertir la trama en una de esas historias donde uno no esta seguro si el personaje esta loco, lo quieren volver loco, y se queda elaborando teorias descabelladas entre paranoia y sinsentidos que nos dejan en confusión.

domingo, 11 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: Just One of the Boys

Just One of the Boys 


Leah Rooper

Kate Rooper 

241 pages
Published October 2nd 2017 by Entangled Teen
ISBN:1640633421 (ISBN13: 9781640633421)
Edition Language:English

BLURB: Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons. But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality…even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates…  Hayden Tremblay, star of the Falcons, can’t keep himself out of the penalty box. Constantly living in the shadow of his older brother, Hayden’s losing his passion for hockey. But when he gets shown up on the ice by the Falcons’ new rookie, Hayden’s determined to teach the kid a thing or two. Little does he guess that “Al’s” surprises on the ice are just the beginning...

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush title proves that wonderful things can happen when you’re brave enough to go after your dream. Dream hockey player, that is! Warning--a few locker room scenes are included...

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

nope. nope. nope.

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fwi - there is drunkards and mention of sex (not explicit)

muchas cosas tontas, si la chica adora tanto el hockey, ¿por que no lucho porque el coach reconociera que fue ella quien gano el puesto y no el hermano?

sigue perpetuando la idea de no pensar como niña por hablar de sentimientos o siquiera el tener sentimientos.

sábado, 10 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: Where Would You Be Now? (The Coast Road 0.5)

Where Would You Be Now?Where Would You Be Now? (The Coast Road 0.5)


Carrie Vaughn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

¡Donde estarias ahora? Se preguntan entre si los sobrevivientes en una clinica donde el hambre es el dia a dia, y se plantean seriamente el controlar la poblaación. ¿en la universidad? de vacaciones? ¿con tu novio, tu perro, tus padres, comiendo helado o bailando en una disco? ... ¿Esto pasará o solamente va a empeorar?

Short dystopian piece about life in America after a post-disaster, day-a-day reality with problems with famine and worry about armed gangs, like many other tons of dystopia show. Still... I'd like to know more, is too short.

A clinic still working with doctors and nurses trying to help and survive, worried about fed their members and colaborators. Still uncertain about the world or if this it.

This keep remind me of another story, and yes is similar to Amaryllis ---Amaryllis and Other Stories

This is a prequel to Bannerless. Could be read online here. 



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